About 1992-D Close AM RD Lincoln Cents - Memorial Reverse
The 1992-D Close AM Lincoln cent is a very scarce transitional variety that was discovered in 2001. This piece features the A and M of AMERICA on the reverse very close together, with the bottoms of those two letters virtually touching each other. As the 1992-D Close AM Lincoln cents feature the reverse used on regular production 1993 pennies, it is theorized that the 1992-D Close AM cents were struck as trials to test the new reverse dies.
Looking for tight proximity between the A and M is a quick diagnostic for attributing the 1992 Close AM Lincoln cent. Of course, all candidate coins that appear to be 1992 Close AM cents should also be tested for authenticity, given the extreme rarity and value of this coin.
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